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Latest Alexa hack shows Echo could be turned into scary spying device
May 7, 2018 | By Colm Gorey

According to Forbes, the discovery was made by a company called Checkmarx, whose tools test the security of soon-to-be released software. The hack exploits Alexa’s in-built function to listen out for follow-up... Read More >

Hacking the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant to spy on unaware users
May 7, 2018 | By Pierluigi Paganini

Checkmarx experts created a proof-of-concept Amazon Echo Skill for Alexa that instructs the device to eavesdrop on users’ conversations and then sends the transcripts to a website controlled by the attackers. Read More >

Amazon Echo made to eavesdrop without exploit or manipulation
May 7, 2018 | By Robert Abel

Checkmarx security researchers developed a proof of concept attack that would allow enable an Amazon Echo to continue recording a user long after a request is made. Read More >

Researchers Find Alexa Security Flaw to Spy on Users
May 7, 2018 | By Priya Anand

Security researchers at the firm Checkmarx said they found a way to create an Alexa skill that would continue listening to users long after they prompted the software, according to... Read More >

Amazon Alexa Tricked By Security Researchers To Keep Listening
May 7, 2018 | By Chuck Martin

Researchers from security firm Checkmarx say they have found a way to keep Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa listening in on what is said -- and even transcribe it. The researchers... Read More >

Alexa Turned Spy, Able to Snoop on Users
May 7, 2018 | By Kacy Zurkus

Amazon put a quick stop to an issue in Alexa’s skill set after Chexmarx researchers reported that her skill set could be expanded to listen in on users not just some of the time but all of the time. According to a Checkmarx research paper, Alexa skills can be developed in different languages using... Read More >

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